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there would be peer to peer car sharing. it is transformative. we have a role to play from a city hall perspective to nurture and understand the space better to resolve some of the tensions. >> cars sharing is interesting. cars in america are iconic. we identify the good life with them. i wonder what don draper of "mad men" would say about car sharing. he would say "no way. c-- "no way." >> we are going to break out. this is a huge space. we're covering cars, people, entrepreneurship. it is breaking into meaningful pieces. then having working groups around the smaller pieces, car sharing, parking, entrepreneurship, then inviting you and the companies to understand the challenges we face and how we should manage -- modernize our regulatory system to reflect this greatness that is happening. >> i get e-mails about people wanting to be on the working group. >> i wish i had an answer. i think we need to get more -- we just announced it last week. it will take some time. " you could always do a rock launch page. molly, let's chat with you. there was a city hearing about applying hotel tax t
neighborhoods in the city. we have enjoyed a very lucky vote past november where our paving and streets -- that will produce $240 million of anchor for our streets repaving but also for infrastructure in our streets that allow you need to move faster, less congested, our curb ramps for persons with disabilities, a number of street park with that will be had. bike lanes that will allow our bikers -- a lot of them want to be able to have dedicated green lanes. all of that has anchored into a very strong vote, one that was very difficult to pass because it required 2/3, and we were able to do that. very fortunate in our city to be able to have that. and, of course, improving our public transportation. muni continues to be a challenge because of its infrastructure and its debts, and we will continue paying attention to that, and that is why we have got to be always investing in our future, and transportation is a huge part of that, but we have been very successful in gaining federal grants for that in the past, but also making sure we can build infrastructures like the central subway that a
. city college of san francisco has 9 campuses in the city and serves approximately 100,000 students each year. the state has reduced funding to ccsf by core academic courses, provide work force training, provide an education that prepares students for 4 year universities, keep city college libraries and student support services open, keep technology and instructional support up to date, and offset state budget cuts. i'm here with alyssa messer, an english teacher at city college of san francisco. she's the ppt of aft2121, the faculty union, and a proponent of proposition a. also joining us is starchild, a local activist with the libertarian party of san francisco and a former candidate for the san francisco school board. he's an opponent of the measure. thank you both for taking the time to be with us today. >> thank you. >> alyssa, i'd like to give you the opportunity it share the thoughts of your position. >> so proposition a is a temporary 8-year, $79 parcel tax on properties in san francisco. and that money would go directly to supporting city college of san francisco. city colleg
buses and in the city we're see ang increase of the use of shuttle buses both within san francisco and those that commute to outside of san francisco. the shuttle buses clearly provide a real benefit around decreasing the amount of trips that are taken by automobiles. often people who choose to go on shuttles, if they didn't have a shuttle as an option would be in a car driving by themselves. so we know there is really great benefits to the shuttle system. we know we're seeing a proliferation of them and we don't quite have a handle in the city how to manage our shuttle -- the private shuttle fleets in the city, especially as they relate to public space that we have around muni stops. so rather than not look at how we can prevent the wild west of the shuttles to become what is happening in san francisco, it's best that we look at how we can manage that. today i am requesting the city attorney to help us draft a permit process to regulate shuttles in san francisco and colleagues, i would be very interested in having input from your offices to help manage that legislation. and th
frequently which is the fact that our city is facing a $4 billion retiree health care liability, mr. mayor, what is your administration doing to address this challenge? >> thank you, supervisor chiu and thank you for raising this important question today. in our retiree health care obligation is something that i care deeply about and a challenge we must all tame take on together. this year the city will pay for the health care of our current retirees and while that number seems large and it is we have a more significant issue on the horizon, the unfunded cost of paying for health care for our current employees once they retire. the last time the city assessed our retirement health care obligation was in 2010 and the estimated unfunded liability was $4.36 billion. we have taken a number of important steps since then to begin to address our structural budget issues in 2008 the city passed proposition b, a charter amendment that lengthed the amount of time an employee must work for the city in order to receive city-sponsored retiree health care benefits. and requires that both the city and e
violations that allow them to operate with impunity and in secret. city hall itself is enslaved by private money. are you prepared for a city hall where citizens can't criticize the corporations because the corporations paid for the chairs? not only is what they do in the public library, but they will tell you that to your face. instead of democrat ethics and accountable we have city hall politicians who see themselves as the only ones in the lifeboats. a society that is run without exits is a boat that will sink and society will fail. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> members of board of supervisors ray, director of san francisco open government. thomas aquincas teaches that willful ignorance of what ought to know say mortal sin. the previous speaker has been coming here and talking about the friends for the past thee decades and i have only done it for a year. it's the ideal example of a private public partnership with no public component. i have documents from the chief financial officer of the library to sustainiate that. how can public people who have been given a public
across america, cities and towns, homes and businesses all depend upon one basic resource. modern civilization and life itself would be impossible without it. woman: okay, so today, we're going to look at how do we get our water? narrator: and today, it's a matter of simply turning on the tap. so often, we forget about the value of water. water is a commodity that is essential to life. 100 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine turning on the tap water. and now, it's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets th
or whatever, a private commercial bank, into a bank that is owned by us, and that the interest goes into city treasury, and we extend credit to ourselves. there's really innovative things that are happening, and that our public banking laws being lodged in a number of -- i think it is, like, 13 states right now. very innovative things happening. in the back. >> there are a lot of assets you are sharing that are really great at the grassroots level and bottom-up, but there are also things that are done the need to be shared such as public transit that cannot be done bottom-up and have to be done top down. i wonder is there a way a sharing economy can create those projects, or do we have to rely on residual benefits of bottom- up activity like reducing car use? >> the question is -- there are a lot of grassroots bottom-up activity, sharing resources, but there are also opportunities to take macro approaches like public transportation, for instance, and how we can get some of those opportunities going. >> i will take this. i think that is a really good question. i think there is a role both bott
more severe penalties for the lum lords in our city. >> thank you. >> my name is brian brown. i went through two episodes with bed bugs. it's horrendous. i didn't know what it was. people like flight attendants, hotel owners reported it was widespread in san francisco. one friend who owns a hotel says he pays his maids a bonus if they can locate it. his flight attendants won't fly to san francisco anymore. keep up the good work on these bed bugs. they are a really serious threat to the entire city. thank you. >> thank you. is there any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ] supervisor david campos? >> thank you very much, madame chair. and i want to thank all of the members of public who have come out to speak on this item. i also want to note that we have in the audience former supervisor tony hall and it's good to welcome a former member of this body here. i will keep my comments very brief, because i think that everything that has been said, that needs to be said about this matter has been said by the tenants themselves. and i especially w
, new york city, portland, san francisco, and seattle, with several more markets to come. under her leadership, it was named one of the next big things in tech by the wall street journal, the start up to watch by ink magazine. please welcome leah. jamie wong is the co-founder and ceo of viable.com. her vision of a more open world and exchanges through travel is the driving force. her commitment to bringing travel experiences to the world by making it easier to find, create, and book provides a platform for the community. she is a dynamic creative and leader with a passion for bringing ideas to market the change the way people live. finally, jay. in his girl as the chief innovation officer, he is working with the tech community and public to bring the government into the digital age. a partnership announced in 2012 will open the doors of government to our tech community to drive new solutions and businesses. if you have ideas for innovating services for government, please send him a tweet. finally, our moderator. he is the co-founder and publisher of an online magazine. i will let hi
one of the city's two water purification plants. biedrzycki: cryptosporidium is a parasite that's found in the gut or intestine of both humans and animals, and found in many surface waters throughout the globe. prior to 1993, it was not on our radar. it was not a reportable disease. narrator: epa standards did not safeguard against cryptosporidium, because it was an unknown threat. once it contaminated the water supply, the treatment plant had no capability to kill the pathogen. so it spread throughout the system. biedrzycki: we saw an expenditure of $90 million to upgrade both water treatment plants. kaminski: cryptosporidium was a wake-up call. it was a wake-up call for us. it's a wake-up call for the nation. take care of your infrastructure before you have the kind of problem we had. biedrzycki: by no stretch of the imagination do i think we're out of the woods. recent cdc statistics indicate that up to 32 million cases of waterborne disease occur each year in this country. roy: but the vast majority of waterborne outbreaks go undetected. when people first get ill, they think
of the way its residents laid out the town generations earlier. across the country, many other cities and towns deal with the unexpected consequences from their early infrastructure design. los angeles county is a land of sprawling development. with development comes hundreds of square miles of concrete, leaving no way for water to naturally soak into the ground. in areas of such widespread urbanization, flooding can be devastating. man: back in early 1930s, there was a flooding that took a lot of lives and property. as a result, the city of los angeles, in order to protect future flooding in the city, they decided to take the los angeles river and make it a flood control channel. they concreted the walls of the river in order for water to get to ocean much faster. narrator: cities throughout southern california converted natural rivers to these concrete channels, part of their storm drain systems. this allowed expanding development without the need for large flood plains. kharaghani: the los angeles river is approximately 51 miles. concrete reduces the size of the river that you need
disadvantaged for generations here in the city. we need to provide jobs. with when we talk about green jobs of future and sustainable produce, we need to talk about how to feed the single mothers in those communities. we need comprehensive reforms to bring those disadvantaged communitis with us. we cannot provide those folks with jobs unless we reform our drug policies in san francisco, which essentially disadvantage and persecute young men of color who on a day to day basis are being subjected to the criminal justice system in a way that is not done by other members of our society. >> you have got another minute. [ laughter ] >> on a day to day basis what we're doing here in san francisco is we are disenfranchising folks and limiting their ability for future employment. once you have a conviction for a non-violent drug-related crime, your chances of getting a future employment are essentially nil. there was a research study published recently in a san francisco newspaper, that showed the rate of drug convictions dropped, and the violent crime here in san francisco did not rise. essentia
that. i really feel that city hall and residents and students and small businesses just need to have a much less adversairal relationship and i know that is very generalized. i am interested in making things easier for homeowners and students and visitors and one of the things coming up a lot in this campaign is public financing and i have taken a stand from the very beginning they would not accept 1 dollar in public financing money. not that i oppose it per se but these are hundreds and thousands of dollars and we are losing money and candidates are spending it on consultants in walnut creek or in san jose and one way is to keep money here in san francisco by changing the system. >> mr. crawlly same question. what in your opinion is the single most policy issue in san francisco and if elected what would you do to address it? >> well, there are several and i believe that if i am elected supervisor the first thing i will deal with is public safety. as you know there are 344 police officers that are retiring by next november. in this year's budget there are approximately three class
many floor i had descriptions of the beauty and wonders of the historic architecture of our city, i will simply say i love san francisco's architecture and i love that i live on a block where all of the houses are old, old sort of with the character and the graph tas that comes with an old building. 14 of 15 were built by 1911. that apparently is enough to place the house at 530 sanchez as a category b historic residence, but i don't know the details, i'm afraid, of what that actually means. however, i do know that i don't want to see a building that could be refurbished and turned sb a beautiful modern version of an old house needlessly demolished. and the proposed construction is two large modern boxy condos, flagrantly different in character than the classic san francisco arc tech taur that surrounds it so i ran around last night and took photos of all the buildings on our street, if we can bring that up just to give you a feel. that's one building, a bunch of victorians. the building on the bottom right is the proposed construction according to the permit holder's renderings.
together the mayors of these two great cities to look at the state of the cities and our region. we are delighted to have all of you here to listen, and i think there is well over 600 of you, so thank you for making this your morning. last year was the first time we had these two very special measures -- mayors together as each had just assumed the role. it will be interesting after a year on the job to hear their perspectives, and what a year it has been. we want to congratulate you, mayor lee, on your inauguration and election. and mayor kwan we are so thrilled you are here again. certainly, both of you have been very preoccupied, so to speak. with many challenges that you really did not foresee that we met last year, and many opportunities as well. our tradition is to alternate this event between the two cities from year to year. last year, we hosted the event in san francisco, which is why we are here at the oakland convention center this year. so thank you for being our gracious host this year. we are delighted that mayor lee traveled across the bay to be here in oakland. doesn
parking meters the atm for the city. i mean we really need to support the notion that we don't want meters to operate on sunday, especially in our district, district seven. the business corridors need access to customers and when you charge on sundays and parking meters the same people shopping and at restaurants they're going to go somewhere else. they're going to go to stonestown and the malls and if you believe in the small businesses in the community then we need to support the notion that we're not going to allow for parking meters to operate on sunday. >> okay. thank you mr. yee. mr. bye. >> i completely oppose sunday and late night meters and our district. i agree with norman that it really will literally drive people out of the area and down to south city or some other area in which people want to come to this part of town for the small town experience that we have and shopping in westportal or walking around getting lunch at ocean or some place like that, but it's also speaks to something i mentioned earlier. it's another way that city hall is butting heading with res
lunky to most people, but given that we live in one of the most expensive cities in the world and there is always a need for more affordable housing. we just feel now it's a good time to assess and inform ourselves of how we are doing in terms of reaching our goals as it relates to middle-income housing. as many of you know, we have something called "prop c housing trust fund," on the ballot. hopefully it will go through this fa and in it we have provisions for all types of housing, but there are also some provisions for middle-income housing and for down payment assistance loans for people who are buying homes for the first time. so there is also a large need we're finding. we're going to have one of the largest aging populations in the state. i think we'll be -- yeah, i think the 6th largest city in state and aging population. we have needs and the disabled community has housing needs as well that aren't being met currently. so we think it's the best place to start forming policy is by informing ourselves about what we are doing in the city. the and the only way to do th
return and live in that building, and wouldn't be forced to relocation completely out of city. >> thank you. one of the things that i find interesting is when people talk about the african-american experience in san francisco and out-migration and one key point i hope to drive home, when we talk about economic development, we also talk about it in context of workforce development. when we talk about our budget situation where we are in the city, we also talk about cuts by virtue of simultaneously talking about revenue. when we talk about the african-american out-mike migration rarely do we talk about recruitment and retention. when we begin to talk to developers about who they use to market and where they market? that really has a significant impact as to which audience they are actually capturing? now if the city was truly interested in increasing the african-american population, then i would put that the city needs to take the initiative, as well as lead developers. when we are marketing these new rental units on the market, that we are advertising in ebony and essence and
that as a matter of policy for the city, i would rather err on the side of doing more than less. and, again, i just think that from my perspective, it's what i would want for my family. and, so, i don't know if that's possible, but i would simply urge the city to do that. i think it's money well spent. (applause) >> ms. brownell, if i have family and i lived on the island, obviously what i heard, if i was to make a request to dph or to i guess the appropriate agencies, would we be able to do additional assessments by request? is that something we can figure out a way to figure out a system for? >> we can certainly explore that idea. again, the california department of public health is the agency -- >> they're the ones that do that? >> -- that did those studies and we can talk to them about that concept. >> okay. i think that as much as we can, because -- i think we have to understand the concerns are reasonable. that regardless of what we say, regardless of what our regulatory is saying, when you have children, when you yourself are living on the island, you're going to continue to have concerns re
mentioned the super bowl is a world class event and deserves a world class city and world class region to host it. as a kid who grew up here in san francisco and in the fall to trek every sunday to candlestick park to watch the 49ers play, now this is such an exciting time that we get to have the chance to host the event that we only got to watch on tv for the past few decades. what an incredible time for our city. even if the super bowl's played down the road in santa clara, for us, these are the san francisco 49ers. always have been, always will be. san francisco 49er fan also be so excited and come together as a region and city behind this. it will have enormous impacts, bringing the neighborhoods together from sunset to bay view. think about the thousands of jobs. hundreds of millions of economic activity for our city. more importantly the opportunity to display san francisco on the world stage. when we had america's cup a few weeks ago, and nbc broadcast the bay and events live on sunday, we couldn't ask for better pr event anywhere than what we achieved that sunday. now we get to
in the city of l'aquila. the defendants were members of an advisory committee which met in l'awuila just six days before the -- l'aquila just six days before the earthquake shtruck. they had said there were no signs of concern the preceding six months. prime minister mariano rajoy's party influence has increased in galicia. >> despite rising unemployment and a deepening recession in spain, the conservatives did manage to retain their majority. >> the conservatives' leader in galica gets to keep his job after sunday possible. his party even expanded its majority in the regional parliament. they feared a backlash after cutting spending. >> in a crisis like we're going through now, it is unusual to receive as much support as we did. >> the opposition socialists trailed in second place, suggesting voters do not trust them to solve spain's economic woes. elections were also held in the basque region. >> participation by all rational, political forces and no violence have made today a great day for democracy. >> the basque pro-independence alliance came in second. observers are waiting to see whet
and elsewhere in the city? >> i think the bay area has a group of anarchists. with the oakland occupiers, two years ago, we had the bank demonstrations in san francisco. i think it is a very similar group. you had a lot of broken windows and demonstrations. everybody was wondering if -- this was after seattle, the international monetary fund meeting. everyone wondered if they would leave there. they came over and seemed to hang out in oakland for a while. i think we have a particular political element in the bay area that other people do not have. people in oakland -- that is the difference. i do not think it is fair to call that the whole occupy movement. there is a general sense in the world and the u.s. that there should be more income equality. there is a broad group of people in oakland -- i think that was one of the hard things for me as mayor, to get the city to have consensus on it, because people were very sensitive to that. there is taxing oil companies, etc.. that is not unique to oakland. occupy in the fall began to fall away to different groupings. you had groupings that would be
their priorities, all looks, and priorities for the city. jim gardner will moderate a discussion. he has a number of questions. i remind you, if you have questions, hold your cards up. we will gather them. think of the now, and we will get them up to jim. each mayor will speak for a few moments, and then jim will lead the discussion. since oakland is the host city, mayor quan is gracious enough to allow mayor lee to go first. please welcome gregory adams, president of tiger foundation -- kaiser foundation health plan, a highly respected leader in health care. greg adams. [applause] >> thank you, mary. just a few modifications to your statistics. kaiser permanente in northern california actually has 65,000 employees, 21 medical centers, and we actually have about $700 million a year in our community benefit programs. also, i just wanted to note that one of the eliminates -- eliminate -- the lemonades in open was the new kaiser permanente part, and if you have not had an opportunity to see it, you really should. kaiser permanente is pleased to be partnering with the san francisco business times, th
will really enjoy. >> i am here with a manager at the heart of the city farmer's market in san francisco. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about the organization. >> we're 30 years old now. we started with 14 farmers, and it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores. we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, hocfarmersmarket.org. >> check them out. thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you $35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love
. >> item 2 is presentation of the small business commission certificate of honor recognizing a city employee (jennifer matz) as part of the sbc "city employee recognition program". i believe director dickens has some opening remarks. >> yes, thank you. so, jennifer matz, please step up to the podium. as part -- the small business commission has the recognition program for employees of the city and county of san francisco who have really -- who have either support our small businesses and in your case you have been a real champion for the small business commission and our office. so, commissioner mark dwight has nominated you to receive recognition from the small business commission, and he is going to be presenting you with our certificate of recognition. >> okay. now, the official business here. certificate of honor -- where is the camera? [laughter] >> okay. so, this is the official certificate of honor, small business commission of the city and county of san francisco acknowledging jennifer matz from the office of economic and workforce development, on this monday, october 22nd,
everybody is in a good space and happy employees, i feel this would be great for the city, i hope that you approve it. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> taguan louis time. >> i just wanted to voice my support for this project because i love these guys, i walk into that restaurant, i go to wood house often and you can really feel the community that they build there and i think that they would do a great job up in the marina and i would love to sit and eat a fish taco there. thank you. >> thank you. >> jake hair. >> my name is jake, i'm the manager of the fill mo*r location, i was not born and raised in san francisco. i'm from a small country town, my father and i built our house with two hands, we're very close with my family and i think those facts are one of the main reasons why they hired me, to be friendly, to push the community atmosphere that the restaurants have and i know that it is intensely important for the restaurants to be integrate in the community and i know that the new location would be just that. i am in complete support. >> thank you. >> is there any other public comm
for the homestead tax benefit credit. the deadline is december 31. barry simms is live outside city hall with that story. >> it is a long time benefit. the homestead tax credit offered by the state of maryland. to get it for next year, you do have to apply. members of the baltimore city council want to make sure everyone knows about it could the council says 25,000 households in baltimore city are receiving the credit today, but have not applied to receive its in 2013. the council believes that many who have not applied our senior residents of the city and they want to make sure that no one misses out. >> baltimore city limits the increase in your property taxes to know more than 4% from one year to the other. the average savings in baltimore city households that is in this program is $1060. >> we don't want people to miss out on that money, leaving that money on the table for the state or whoever else wants to claim it. >> it could mean a substantial increase in the mammoth tax is that you pay without the tax credit. >> again, the deadline is december 31. new year's eve 2012. you can on
and consistent with the city's general plan and there's a next step of approvals in this process, we were in conversations with the san francisco planning department which will give a planning referral prior to future approval for this project. hours in operation would have proposed to operate a high quality, affordable seafood restaurant seating for up to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors, it's from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., they have the option to open for breakfast at 7 a.m. should they determine a demand, the closing hours will be reviewed at the first six month of operation when the department can analyze the effects that this operation has on the surrounding area, they will measure the impact of the surrounding community, that's failure to follow hours of operation, impact of lighting in the surrounding aria, garbage from the restaurant and any health violation that is are reported. the department has been meet witching -- meeting with the community and there have been a number of issues that have come up, amplified sound and aggressive signage, in response to those neighborhood co
issues for the city of san francisco that is the 311 number. >> perfect, thank you very much to the answers to the questions. i will be supporting this legislation, colleagues. and i just wanted to make sure that we have a structure in place that the neighbors and residents of san francisco would have a place to call and make these complaints so we can make changes. thank you very much, mr. chair. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor campos? >> thank you very much, mr. president and i will be just very brief. i want to thank the mta for their presentation and the work they have done around this matter. i also want to say that i thank supervisor cohen for her questions. she rightly raised a couple of issues that i hadn't thought about, which are important. the impact that this kind of operation could have on the surrounding neighborhoods, even though it's technically in daly city. and i appreciate that there was an environmental review. the thing about it though is at least as presented the focus seemed to be on what happens in daly city, and the more i think about it, i thi
in san francisco. like most big cities it's citadel that we preserve our rental stock and protect it from being cannibalized for other uses. there is a market for hotels, corporate suites and condominiums and other uses and the answer is through an efficient production strategy that expands choices and notice through diminishing our rental stock. thank you supervisors for bringing this forward and preserving our rental stock. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. jane, san francisco apartment association and i'm here to speak on behalf of the rental industry and the corporate housing providers. thank you supervisor chiu for opening your doors and taking our input in this participate piece of legislation. what i have discovered in working on this policy is that most of the people that i represent do not rent for less than 30 days and, in fact, they don't rent for less than 90 days. although i would like you to all take into consideration that providing 90-day/six-month housing is important in our city for people coming in, for cancer treatment at ucsf, children coming here for c
officer for the city of san francisco, that is my connector to sfcity and code for america, a nonprofit of technology companies that does what they call kharkov bonds, -- call hack-a-thons, which they used to help the government look at the way they deliver services, and do business, and use the innovation of the technology world to overlay process with new ideas about how to deliver services more efficiently. with that relationship and through our chief innovation officer, we have got, i think, the beginnings of a brand new relationship that i think will bring us closer to the business needs of that new industry, but at the same time allow us to change the way we do business so we can be more responsive to that. the first year i did this breakfast, it was willie brown in your seat, jerry brown in your seat, and we had questions about the difficulty of buildings for the stadium in order to retain teams. it feels like groundhog day. how many years on, we are still there. you seem to be in the hot seat. you have three professional sports teams, all of whom could go elsewhere. i know you j
to speak to the city and how they are prioritized. [ indiscernible ] >> thank you for coming in and responding to that request in the last transit and programs meeting. it is important to get in terms of our showing equitable distribution of the count down signals. >> appreciate your time. melita velasco. i'm here to provide an over view with the count down signal projects within the city to. briefly touch upon the status of the signal installation, the city is a pioneer in terms of the count down signals. we started in 2000. i understand new york started in 2011, just last year that. is something we are very proud of and continue to do this rewarding and safety-related work. our goal is to add these pedestrian countdown signals and automatically ready when we put in new, they are by default included in those kind of projects. of course count down signals is one measure that we are implementing as part of the mayor's safety strategy. i can touch more on that a little later. this shows a swath of the city that shows in green where we have pedestrian count down signals install
existing facilities and understand what the cost of those investments would be over time. >> does the city actually -- the mta actually look at leasing facilities that might not be in the city and county. that considered part of -- on the border there's actually land that might be available where we don't see a lot of land to increase maintenance facilities in the city. >> i believe that was part of the charge of the real estate vision. i don't have that answer. >> okay. that will come out later when we have the real estate plan before us. >> sure. >> so the next steps, there have been a number of changes to the underlying assumptions used to generate the demand figures i showed you here today, so later this fall we will be upting our projections that the ridership projections will have recommendations from real estate to understand how much growth can we accommodate and how we are going to go about that. we will also be evaluating funding strategies. how do we get to the more staggered procurement where we are buying a smaller number of vehicles versus banking funds and going out for one
a much-needed limited housing supply away from our city's residents. the legislate we have in front of us clarifies that corporate entitis can not skirt our laws, but signing long-term leases for planned occupancies of less than 30 days. that also strengthens the enforcement process by creating an administrative review hearing for the department of building inspection to reevaluate complaints and giving residents the ability to seek legal recourse through the assistance of non-profit organizations. i want to thank all of the stakeholders that my office has been working with starting with advocates for the tenants community, the san francisco tenants union, as well as representatives of tenants in the golden gateway, as well as in other neighborhoods. i know also there have been neighborhood associations that have v addressed my office and reached out to me. i want to thank the affordable housing alliance in addition, to the san francisco tenants union for their support. i should also mention that i have been convening a grouch stakeholders to address a separate set of challenges, associat
1018. first we have betty trainer and a champion of one of the city parks located in the heart of a challenging neighborhood in district six, boeddeker park. betty is a tireless advocate for bo decker and for boeddeker park and organized efforts for clean up days for the community members and brought diverse members together for arts and music in an neighborhood that has the highest concentration of children in the city. betty was recently selected as a finalist for the cox rks heroes award and will receive a $2,500 grant and giving right back to boeddeker park. it's from the parent company of cox enterprises and honors heroes along us that enhance and benefit the outside places. we will celebrate with betty the trust for the land and other officials for grand breaking a project at boeddeker park and transform the play ground and park for youth, seniors and other users that live in the tenderloin. betty it's an absolute pleasure to know you and i think you were one of the first people i met on the job four years ago and i want to thank you for your work and it's advocates t
of supervisors was to call a hearing on bedbugs in the city and county of san francisco. prior to that hearing actually a group of many of our residents from neighborhoods, chinatown and south of market and the tenderloin had been convening meetings fore over a year to discuss what we could do about the citywide epidemic that has been plaguing our neighborhoods. through the work group this legislation came forwards a series of recommendations on what we could do to better abate bedbugs and the bedbug abatement issue here in san francisco. this legislation will address three primary issues. the first of course is to actually collect data on bedbug abatement. so to require pest control operators to report to the department of public health on bedbug abatements and to have disclosures and create better information by the city and county of san francisco for tenants, our operators and for our property owners. so i wanted to call up two individuals who have been working very steadily on this project. mr. vining and miss chung. [ applause ] actually before i do that i wanted to give my colleagues
do we -- the city, maintain a committee of able and committed members? as it stands the committee is all volunteer. the workload as of now are far too labor intensive to be sustained by a volunteer board. so as you just suggested perhaps staggering terms would be an excellent idea. but this is just one issue. the officers have collectively identified a number of issues and large-scale questions, but i believe we're at a point that some changes need to be made. first the committee need goes through some major changes such as do the standards of care continue to make sense at this time? they did at one time. but it might not make sense anymore and how can we as a committee without teeth enforce standards of care? how can we expect shelters to meet standards of care when they are unfunded? and what is a just penalty for non-compliance? certainly it doesn't make sense to fine somebody for not having enough money. so my purpose again is not to [pr-erpbt/] present frustration, but suggest a change and the committee will need the support of this committee going forward and mr. lacayo
bond oversight committee and we have bond oversight at the city college. so we have a more tradition of bond oversight than in the past. if this is not extended my understanding is that there would be effectively no oversight of the literally billions of dollars of [pwo-pbts/]s bonds that the puc has. so i would just offer those comments. on the legislation itself, sorry i did read it online 9-10, there there is no reference to section 1. there are section 2 and 3. unless you have any questions, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> through the chair to our city attorney real quick. does that make sense to have that in there, section 1? >> yes. >> we have it online? >> right under "be it ordained." >> can i take time to answer the question why we put 2013 into the legislation? soly so i will give you an honest answer. i was the economist on it and the sf puc said give us a plan and we'll >> instructor: >> instructor: so we picked 2013 for a reason, because state law, bay area water conservancy passed ab 1823 that said you must spend 50% of the money by 2010. 1 only% i hop
of the business, but also in terms of kind of our policy objective as well for the city. so, i just wanted to -- before this really -- i don't think it's going to -- it's booming to the extent that mobile foods was happening, but it is something -- we are starting to see more and more requests come in from wanting to operate a retail type of business. through this means. so, to get ahead of it and not to be reactive of it, we're working on this. we will also be meeting with some of the individuals in the industry as well. those -- to also make sure we get their perspective and understanding and if we do craft a permit, that it's crafted in a way that can support something, but not to the detriment of our neighborhood commercial districts and, you know, goods that are of questionable origin. so, we'll keep you -- yes. >> can you report back to us as you're getting these inquiries? it will be interesting for us to get a baseline on what types of businesses are looking to expand the mobile truck thing. just so we kind of get an idea what we're looking at. >> um-hm. so, i'll make sure that we
a whole lot of stuff that addresses 90% of the city's existing building stop. >> as for practicality in meeting safety standards, they are all necessary to address performance of existing building sites. >> barry, by the way, is running the new task force on what should we do about existing couldn't marshal -- commercial buildings, and how do we increase efficiency. >> energy first, but also water if this and say an overall resource deficience a -- deficiency. major consideration. >> with commercial stuff, there is a big stuff to look up residential features, and those include a wide range of things, some of which are already covered. but if i can read through a list of handouts, what are the other laws that apply to existing new buildings, and what is covered, so you do not think it is just green buildings covering everything? so, for example, and this must be tangential, but regulations have been required in the building code since 1974. has to do with the quality of life and your environment. living in a quieter city as part of the overall concept of what makes our city a more hab
volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit >>> super bowl bid committee, which i'm excited and thrilled to say. [ applause ] >> we were waiting for the nfl's announcement. we got that tuesday. now we can talk more. i want to acknowledge chris kelly, pat gallager, jim wonderman, we are expecting ron conway and mary murphy to join us. i also wanted to turn the microphone over to mayor lee to talk about why we are here. that is to unveil our logo, social media campaign. we will have rich silverstein, the head of this amazing ad agency working the past month to come to this point. we are going to hear from the ceo of the 49ers, jet york as well. supervisor mark ferrell, who will be our key liaison to the board of supervisors here in san francisco i want to acknowledge mayor reeve and williams weren't able to make it. we are committed to the effort and our theme of bringing the bowl to the bay. that will be important because we can't do this alone. we are excited to work with them as well. without furthered adieu i will ask
>> this week on "q&a," steve inskeep discusses his book, "instant city: life and death in karachi." >> steve inskeep, when did you first go to work for npr? >> i had been freelancing a while, and hired me to cover politics. i would cover anything that needed done that nobody else would do. on my first full day there, i got on a plan to cover the new hampshire primary. i have been doing it ever since. i have been sent to cover plant cresses, wars, and i really enjoy myself. >> why radio? >> ipad started in high school in radio. my brother got on staff. i figured if my older brother could do it, i could do it. i got on staff. i called football games and basketball games. in college, i got paid $10 a game to the demand for high school and football games, i discover public radio at the same time. i was more of a news guy. i fell in love with npr in particular. i had a saturday morning shift in kentucky. i had to get up, go in, turn the radio on and put on national programs on the air. i got to sit there and listen to scott simon, weekend edition, for two hours. he is a brilliant broad
and this is the greatest shame of the city. >> thank you, miss hester. >> thank you. next speaker, peter cohen. >> yes, thank you supervisors. peter cohen, council of community housing organizations and i want to thank the sponsoring supervisors for this piece. and let me give some more background. our organization actually worked quite loisly with the planning department during the repeat housing element update process and we put in a lot of time into that. and i know some people didn't like the housing element. but i think it's one of the best i have ever seen. i have been through three housing element cycles in san francisco, and i have seen others from other jurisdictions. i think it's a really good piece of work. we also through through these conversations with staff and realize that at the end of the day, a beautiful policy document doesn't have real significance, unless you know how you are doing in achieving that. it was through that conversation that we had said, with staff, look, we have got to kind of keep up with what is happening on the project-by-project basis as supervisor campos said.
by supervisor scott wiener, the city field's foundation, supervisor compost for the reopening of the mission playgrounds, this is a 7 and a half million dollar renovation funded by the 2008 clean and neighborhood safe bond, it includes new play equipment, i think a first of its kind in our own system water play feature, i think it is the only water play -- we have something -- it is the only sort of major water play feature in a playground, artist designed fence panels, repaved tennis and basketball courts with fencing, energy efficient sports lighting, new planting irrigation and a clubhouse renovation that is going to be utilized as our inclusion ne'er and adaptive recreation center, so all of our children who have special needs and need some form of adaptive recreation assistance will be assessed at this new site citywide, it is a beautiful and joyous space, mission playground is q>on 19t and valencia, and it was formerly a strangely designed broken up space that felt unwelcoming and frankly unsafe, and to be out there on saturday morning watching kids play soccer all morning long, watch
strategic investment that will improve public access for the entire city, the design of the space was approved by this commission to have minimal impacts on union square park, no shadow impact, so we believe at this stage, it's critical to move forward with approving this phase of the plan. spur conducted a -- convened a work group to really look at the cost effectiveness of how to keep the central subway project its most cost effective and maintaining our schedule for construction costs is really the best way to contain construction costs, so we really encourage the commission to approve this phase of the project and really get this project done. thank you. >> thank you. >> is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> thank you. i might have a question of the city attorney that relates to the previous pecker's objection that the resolution violates the charter section 4.113 (2), can you opine? >> certainly, commissioner? i believe the section of the charter referenced by the speaker prohibits the non-recreational or non-park use of par
an institutional plan, where they actually had more information that the city had. i would imagine that when a private developer decides whether or not to build a specific project, to market antis to determine the need. so i think in some respects what we're doing is emulating what happens in the free-market. the free-market is driven by information. where someone invests their money is has a lot to do with what the need is. and so in temples of wes a city in making an investment in approving or not approving a project, why wouldn't we engage in the same kind of analysis that people in theprive sector engage in all the time? at the end of the day, this dashboard only provides information, but the decision of whether to approve a project or not approve a project rests with the planning commission and if there is an appeal with the board of supervisors. that is in the going to change. there is nothing that takes away that power. so i'm still trying to understand what the problem here is? i would think that the more information that people have the better. >> thank you. supervisor cohen? >> t
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